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My Take: Best Time to Visit Dollywood

Dollywood has always been a family favorite of ours. And we have visited every season and every day of the week. Each season brings a variety of festivals and activities that are sure to please your whole family. From wonderful shows, thrilling rides, and great food, Dollywood offers something that everyone will enjoy. But to thoroughly enjoy what all of Dollywood offers, here are my suggestions for the best times to visit.

You’re in luck! It’s fall and this is one of the most beautiful times in the Smoky Mountains (as well as a busy time—keep this in mind). Dollywood is just as colorful as the autumn leaves of the mountains. During the fall, Dollywood has what was just voted as the Best Halloween event by USA Today’s 10Best—Great Pumpkin LumiNights! The thousands of carved and glowing pumpkins are a MUST-SEE. Plus, during the day, the park is filled with some of the biggest names in gospel music during the Southern Gospel Jubilee. Tons of artists bring their talents to Dollywood with free concerts throughout the park. The beautiful harmonies will give you a true southern experience. Be sure and check it out HERE.

If you can’t swing a fall visit this year, do not fret. Visit during Christmas. There’s just no place like Dollywood at Christmas! I’ve been visiting the park at Christmas for the past 20 years and it’s just magical. It’s by far some of my most treasured memories with my family. From the numerous holiday shows to the millions and millions of sparkling lights, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas will definitely become a tradition for your family, too. Be sure to dress warmly! It can get a little chilly in the mountains. Check out the newest Christmas experience Glacier Ridge. It makes me wish Christmas was already here!

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Mondays are our “go-to” Dollywood day (especially in the spring and fall). This day seems to be less busy than the others and you’ll be more able to avoid long lines and the overall crowds. Visiting on a Monday has always given us a more-relaxed visit.

Regardless of the season or day, Dollywood is perfect to visit anytime of the year. From spring to winter, Dollywood offers a variety of attractions that will please everyone. And with a little planning, you can guarantee your family’s visit will be packed with fun and loaded with entertainment that will bring memories to last a lifetime, any day of the year. So, go HERE and start planning your Dollywood memories and traditions!

By | 2019-09-25T12:15:31+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

About the Author:

Angie Fischer (Dollywood Insider 2019-Now) is a Southeast Kentucky native where she resides with her husband and three teenagers. She is a nationally published photographer, a published children's author and a self-taught artist. You can find her work and studio paintings at http://www.angelafischerphoto.com where she frequently blogs as well. Angie's family is always up for a good road trip and Dollywood is one of their favorite places to visit. She is excited about being a Dollywood Insider and is looking forward to sharing her experiences with you.
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